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FROM UPSTAIRS
Mihaela Cristescu

A certain date
will cut the day in tiny pieces
when every hologram
is worth a life.

That is the proof
of an incredible blind street:
a house with
its lights on.

A gift
is a dress
with smile pockets
waiting to be discovered and used
by its art master.

While dancing
the garden became
friendly engaged
with their shoes,
counting the syllables
of its silent growth.

 Poem first published in Archetypes in Code-Mixing Poetry, 2019 

Mihaela Cristescu is a Romanian Australian poet living in Parramatta. Her favourite literary character is Alicia from The Magic Wishbone by Charles Dickens.

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